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Chickpea & Veggie TrayBake

This is the easiest traybake in the world and all the ingredients can be sourced from a local shop or mini supermarket outlet for a quick and easy mid-week supper. I N G R E D I E N T S 1 tin chickpeas 1 pack smokey Spanish style grains 1 red pepper, chopped 1…

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Herringbone Flooring by Element 7

North London Project

We recently shot this impressive project in North London. With the large space consisting of kitchen, dining and seating area, the overall feel is still bright and airy, thanks to the windows all around but also, the beautiful light parquet flooring from Element7. Panelled parquet flooring has the been the epitome of grand flooring since…

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Roasted Chicken, Potato & Kale Traybake

This is a favourite recipe and so quick and easy – a total mid-week winner dinner…  I N G R E D I E N T S  5-6 chicken thighs (we used skin on, but you can remove if you prefer or use boneless / skinless chicken thighs) Bag of baby potatoes, halved 1 lemon,…

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Chelsea Physic Garden

The oldest botanical garden in London and housing over 5,000 plants, the Chelsea Physic Garden was established in 1673 as a garden for growing medicinal plants and teaching. Since the very beginning the garden has been at the centre of ground-breaking research, furthering our understanding of both plants and herbal medicines and has made a…

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Q&A with Petronella Ravenshear

Author of ‘The Human Being Diet’

Petronella Ravenshear, of Chelsea Nutrition, is a nutrition expert based in Chelsea, London. Having trained at the Institute for Optimum Health and the Natural Foundation and as a Functional Medicine practitioner, she’s a firm believer in the wisdom of the body and that food and exercise are the only medicine we need. “The people who’ve…

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Middleton Lodge

A Georgian Country House Retreat

Set in 200 acres of English countryside and private gardens, the main house at Middleton Lodge was built by architect John Carr in 1780. Privately owned by James and Rebecca Allison, this beautiful historic spot in North Yorkshire is accessed via a picturesque tree-lined driveway that leads into the 200-acre estate. Divided among five properties:…

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The Three Hills

and other dog walks

Whether it’s a romantic and cosy spot near the log burners or dining in the oak beamed orangery, The Three Hills has the perfect dining situation for you. All dishes are hand-crafted using fresh, local produce to give you a mouth-watering taste of Cambridgeshire through the seasons. The Three Hills Pub is a delightful 17th…

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Helen Green Design

Founded by the late Helen Green in 2002, Helen Green Design is regarded as one of Britain’s most respected luxury interior design practices with a reputation for creating elegant, sophisticated and timeless designs for clients not just here in UK, but all over the world. Their portfolio includes prestigious developments in the luxury hotel market…

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Q&A with Claire Wilkes

Senior Buyer at sofa.com

Sofa.com has been handcrafting and delivering incredible sofas and beds for over a decade now. Since the very beginning they’ve worked on the ethos that everyone deserves great sofas and excellent service from people who are passionate about interiors, and that is exactly what they provide. Despite the name, the people at sofa.com also offer…

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Amelia Freer

3-Day Lime Wood Retreat

If 2020 already has you stressing over keeping a clean and healthy diet whilst juggling work and children (as well as everything else we all do in our day-to-day lives), then it may be a comfort to learn that Amelia Freer has just announced a three-day retreat this September at Lime Wood in the heart…

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Sir John Soane Museum

Sir John Soane’s Museum is without a doubt one of London’s best kept intellectual secrets. Originally the extraordinary home and museum of the beloved British architect Sir John Soane (who was born in 1753 and died 1837), the museum is an utterly unique time capsule for which there is no equal and full to the…

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Burleigh X Ralph Lauren

Felsted Showroom

Both Ralph Lauren Home and Burleigh Pottery have been longstanding and well known luxury household names for a number of years. For the first time since 1851, Burleigh Pottery featured another designer’s original patterns on their beautiful and timeless pottery, and that designer was none other than Ralph Lauren. Ralph Lauren: The Ralph Lauren story…

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Crucial Trading

Designing your rug

We have been fans of Crucial Trading for many years now, not just the products but the ethos and innovation behind the brand too. We recently featured their story here on the blog. As part of our recent Felsted showroom overhaul and renovation, we ordered two sisool rugs; one for under the dining table in…

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How To Plan Your Kitchen Project

The beginning of any project can be a daunting task whether it’s a new kitchen or full scale home renovation. Knowing where to begin and what to have in mind is essential for our clients at H|M so to help you plan your project, Peter Humphrey (Design Director & Founder of H|M) and Louisa Eggleston…

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Barber Wilsons & Co

The origins of Barber Wilsons & Co date back to 1898 (or thereabouts!) when brothers Henry and Frederick Wilson decided to embark on their very own business journey following many years apprenticeship and working hard for others. They began manufacturing their own plumbers brass work and bought a small factory in Wood Green, North London.…

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HM x Joseph Giles

Joseph Giles specialise in the design and manufacture of luxury hardware for exclusive high-end residential, hospitality and commercial projects all over the world. Where it all started… The business began in 1998 as an importer of predominantly European brands and supplying to the UK market. At this time, there was a particular handle; a timeless…

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Hector Finch

“Clean lines, correct proportions and less-is-more are our watchwords. We combine the best of contemporary design with classic and timeless motifs, fusing crisp, precision metalwork from British artisans with glass sourced from Britain, mainland Europe and beyond.” – Hector Finch From humble beginnings in a small antique centre in Preston, Lancashire, lighting company Hector Finch…

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Palais Coburg

Luxury Royal Retreat

Palais Coburg in Vienna was once a royal palace with a history dating back to the 1500’s. Recently this magnificent building and its grounds have been given a new lease of life that took three years to plan and a further three years to complete, and now the palace is once again fit for royalty.…

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Recipe Notes

Persian Chickpea And Spinach Rice

This light and fragrant dish is a great light lunch served with a fattoush salad or as a side dish with cold cuts or perhaps roast harissa chicken. I N G R E D I E N T S Good glug of olive oil 1 white onion, chopped 1 tin chickpeas, drained 1 clove garlic,…

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101

French Door Fridge Freezer

The fridge-freezer: an essential part of any kitchen and available in a selection of styles and finishes. These days, impressive refrigerators, freezers and fridge-freezer combinations offer multiple, separate climate zones and exceptional performance, thanks to the quality and precision of new cooling technology. For us, we are huge fans of the French door fridge freezer…

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Recipe Notes

Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail

“A single glass of champagne imparts a feeling of exhilaration. The nerves are braced, the imagination is agreeably stirred, the wits become more nimble. A bottle produces a contrary effect. Excess causes a comatose insensibility”. – Winston Churchill, 1898, Malakand Field Force. During the festive season it just feels so right to pop open a…

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London Art Fair

BIG NEWS! The London Art Fair is returning for its 32nd year this coming January 2020 with more themes and artwork than ever before. Here you will discover museum-quality modern and contemporary art from the best galleries from around the globe with both experienced and aspiring collectors alike looking to acquire unique works. What we…

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Recipe Notes

Wild Mushroom Gnocchi

We love super fast and fresh dishes at H|M and this mushroom gnocchi is exactly that. We made it recently in our Felsted showroom and it literally took less than 10 minutes from start to finish. I N G R E D I E N T S  Glug of olive oil 1 packet of pre-prepared…

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Zaborin Ryokan

Japan

Zaborin Ryokan: A retreat where the quality and serenity of Japanese tradition is celebrated in a modern way. Located in Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s main islands, known for its volcanoes, hot springs and ski restorts. Zaborin is a contemporary Japanese inn that captures the spirit of the ryokan experience. Zaborin is derived from the…

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Borough Kitchen

Cook School Chiswick

For those who don’t know, Borough Kitchen opened its first store in Borough Market in 2013. The story began surrounded by what they love: fresh and local produce, restaurants and market stalls, and people who shared their passion for cooking. With the same ethos, Borough Kitchen has now expanded to both Hampstead and Chiswick, with…

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Troy, Myth and Reality

The British Museum

The incredible story of Troy has been told for over 3,000 years in different cultures all across the world, inspiring great works of art, plays and more recently Hollywood movies – but how much of the story is myth and how much is real? The first major exhibition in the UK of its kind, the…

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Chop Like a Pro:

Zwilling Knives

Both amateur and professional chefs trust the classic knives from ZWILLING for various tasks in the kitchen. The chef’s knife in particular has a wide, strong blade and a straight cutting edge which you can effortlessly chop vegetables with as well as herbs and meat. The perfect balance between chrome and carbon is the secret…

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Jessica Helgerson

Interior Design

We recently came across Jessica Helgerson Interior Design on Instagram and fell in love with the beautiful homes and interiors they create. Whether residential or commercial, Jessica Helgerson and her team have a copious amount of experience in both. JESSICA HELGERSON’S MISSION is to create thoughtful, beautiful interiors that meet their clients’ aesthetic, functional, and…

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Norma London

“Sicily’s strategic position in the middle of the Mediterranean has lured culture after culture to its shores, resulting in one of Europe’s richest and most remarkable histories. In 827 AD, the Moors arrived, leading to the end of the byzantine age and the beginning of a new era of trade, prosperity and hospitality under Saracen…

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Blackberry Mountain

Tennessee

Over 8 miles of protected ridgetop, 5,200 total acres, infinite views and serenely situated along the last of The Great Smoky Mountains; Blackberry Mountain is naturally remarkable. Set in the beautiful landscape of The Great Smoky Mountains, and rising above Miller’s Cove in Walland Tennessee, Blackberry Mountain is the perfect escape from the stresses of…

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